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I urge anyone who has a share portfolio in nominee accounts or in an ISA or SIPP (which must by law be held in nominee accounts) to read this thread about the bankruptcy of Beaufort Securities: Rather than being ring-fenced, it seems that such a portfolio is at risk of losing 40% of its value over £50,000 if the provider of the nominee accounts…

Would any people, other than myself, like Stockopedia to change their share price graphs so that their price axes would always start at zero, or at least to have an option to display graphs in that way? At present, the graphs have their price axes starting and finishing at the lowest and highest price, respectively, over the time-period of the graph. But that means a…

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"And away from the old indices into newer areas we simply have not had anything to compare to the big growth stocks of the past 40 years - where are the UK equivalents of IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Google et al. They don't exist." I would argue that Arm Holdings was a fantastic UK equivalent of those US stocks. Its chip designs are used in…

Hi Graham, Actually I think Dave Sweeney has made a fortune on IQE so far, albeit on paper, because his average purchase price was well below the current share price and he has a very large shareholding. I don't think anything has gone wrong with IQE's business, it's just that it has high capital expenditures in new manufacturing equipment, in order to cater for the…

Sweenoid (whose real name is Dave Sweeney and whom Ramridge calls 'the IQE super bull and chief drum beater at Advfn') posted about IQE on ADVFN today (3rd December 2018) for the first time for many months, in what he wrote will be his last post anywhere. I've copied it below, in case any Stockopedia readers are interested in Sweenoid's latest views on IQE. Although…

Actually I now think I was wrong when I wrote that the StockRanks are not calculated by assuming any particular underlying probability distribution. I now think they are calculated by assuming a uniform probability distribution between 0 and 100. But the point is that a uniform distribution is very different from a normal distribution, so I still think there is no reason to avoid stocks…

This is an interesting article, but I don't agree with it's conclusion to avoid stocks with StockRanks greater than 98. The StockRanks are not calculated by assuming any particular underlying probability distribution, whether that's the normal distribution or another one. I think all they do is provide a simple way to rank stocks relative to each other based on a combination of factors that Stockopedia…

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